We have had our Limited since June and it still smells. We leave windows down but it is still nauseating. Not a nice leather smell. It is like a hot glue gun smell. Not sure what to do.That's interesting. Our car has it and has had it for the past 3 weeks. Its probably the strongest of any car I've own. Its almost too much to the extent that I've started leaving the windows down in the garage. Granted, our car was bought DIRECTLY off of the trailer when it arrived to the dealership, but still, its so strong I don't expect it to go away anytime soon. Granted, at the end of the day, new car smell is really just all the chemicals and VOC's which I cant imagine is all that great for you. But alas.
I'd be curious to hear what other owners report.
We had the same smell that I described the same way ‘garlic’ /pungent with our limited. Seems worse when it’s hot outside.Took ours back to the dealer three days after purchase because the strong smell/stink literally made my wife and I sick to our stomachs. They have not been able to remove the smell yet. It smells like garlic was used for the glue on the headliner or something. They asked us to continue using the loaner car (a SantaFe) as they too still smell it and want to try getting rid of it. Purchasing a nearly $50,000. car and being told to "just ride with windows down" is not a solution we are willing to accept.
I would turn heat on high and let run for an hr or so. It will speed up the off gassingMy wife and I are thinking of using the Florida lemon law to return our new Limited...we've had it for about 4 or 5 weeks and the smell getting in the car every morning is overwhelming...it's just unacceptable...and possibly unhealthy!
It's common in the construction industry with items such as new carpet. They have an odor due to the manufacturing process. It usually goes away over time but heat speeds that process up considerably. At least try it.I'm almost 70 yrs old and I've never heard of this "off-gassing" and I've NEVER had a new car that smelled like this - very chemical smell...what exactly is off-gassing?